NTSB Identification: ANC83LA105.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20732.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 26, 1983 in SKWENTNA, AK
Aircraft: PIPER J-3, registration: N87822
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT STATED THAT HE APPROACHED THE RIVER ON FINAL AT 60 MPH IN A 5 DEGREE BANK TO FOLLOW THE CURVE OF THE WATER. WHEN HE DROPPED BELOW TREES AT ABOUT 50 FT AGL THE LEFT WING STALLED. HE ADDED FULL POWER AND LOWERED THE NOSE BUT THE LEFT WING HIT THE WATER.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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